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File #: RES 22-1148    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 7/27/2022
Title: Waiving the signature requirement to expand the 2078 Ford Parkway Commercial Development District to include 2100, 2110, and 2128 Ford Parkway and 966 Mississippi River Boulevard South (parcels 172823110111 and 172823110114), and directing the pertinent City officials to forward the proposal to the planning commission.
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Attachments: 1. Copy of Ownership_Ford_Cleveland_Bohland_Cretin_2022-07-18 (Rev 7-20)
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Waiving the signature requirement to expand the 2078 Ford Parkway Commercial Development District to include 2100, 2110, and 2128 Ford Parkway and 966 Mississippi River Boulevard South (parcels 172823110111 and 172823110114), and directing the pertinent City officials to forward the proposal to the planning commission.

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SECTION 1

WHEREAS, Lunds submitted an on-sale liquor license application that requires an existence of a Commercial Development District; and 

WHEREAS, the Department of Safety and Inspections (DSI) seeks to avoid the creation of single parcel Commercial Development Districts, so as to support equity of opportunities and orderly development; and 

WHEREAS, based on the creation of a previous district, the Department of Safety and Inspections recommends expansion of the 2078 Commercial Development pursuant to Saint Paul City Charter §17.07.1 and Saint Paul Legislative Code § 409.20(a); and

WHEREAS, the petition requirements calls for written consent of two-thirds of the real estate parcels within the proposed expanded commercial development district as well as owners of two-thirds of the real estate parcels within one hundred (100) feet of the new or expanded commercial development district; and

WHEREAS, Saint Paul Legislative Code § 409.20(b) allows the city council to waive the requirements for consent signatures if the city council determines that a hardship exists, allows the city council to initiate the process of creating or expanding the commercial development district with the affirmative vote of at least five (5) members of the city council; and

WHEREAS, given the City is driving the size of the District and the need for the District is time sensitive, there is a hardship in requiring the petition; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Safety and Inspections requests the city council, pursuant to Saint Paul Legislative Code § 409.20(b), waive the requirements for consent signatures and initiate the process for cre...

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